University of Phoenix MBA

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    Sat Jun 09 2012

    I worked at UOP for over 2 years. I took advantage of the tuition assistance and earned my MBA. The MBA program was time consuming but not challenging. The work environment at UOP is dysfunctional and the management is completely incompetent. The attrition rate is very high. Over a year ago following awful press releases, UOP transitioned from a sales environment to a customer service business model. No one talks about number of enrollments anymore but there is still an underlying force to produce. I hear comments about my degree not being accepted or recognized. I'm not sure if the rumors are true but it's very pervasive. UOP may have more MBA students enrolled than any other university and the numbers aren't even close but it doesn't mean it's a best school. I still depend on my bachelor degree from another university and my work experience to get me through. Going back to school is a big decision and it takes a lot of time and money. Choose wisely and buyer beware of UOP.

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    Fri May 11 2012

    I am a busy software professional and wanted a management degree. I did MBA from UOP while working for a start up in Bay Area. I think the program is designed for busy professionals. I had a mix of good and bad professors. The program was OK and introduced me some management and business concepts. Overall, I would suggest this program for any busy professionals. But If you are full time student, you can look for other places.

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    Thu Jul 28 2011

    An MBA from UOP is the GED of the business world.

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    Sat Apr 02 2011

    I went to 2 different traditional universities for my undergraduate degree. I attended a "public" university where most 101 courses had 100+ students in auditorium type classes. Then I transferred to a "private" university where the classes maxed out at 35-40 students. My experience was vastly different at both universities and due to the type of learner that I am, I found that the intimate classroom sizes worked well for me. Therefore, the private university was a much better fit because I was a student and not just a number. I don't discount the public university because they offered more courses (options) and the INTRO courses were really the only ones that had a large number of students. So, if I had stayed beyond the general education courses, I may have experienced something different in the core degree courses. I did appreciate the sports programs through which game nights became such a cohesive event that it made me proud to be a part of the school. 10yrs after getting my bac... Read more

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    Thu Mar 24 2011

    I attained my BSIT degree from University of Phoenix. I am also on track toward the completion of my MBA from the same institution (2 classes left). I can safely say that this school prepares its students to be successful at anything they can think of. It does this by requiring that students work on projects individually as well as in teams; setting world class standards for research acquisition and implementation; and demanding that its students adhere to strict deadlines and policies. This school also requires that its instructors be well disciplined in their chosen field of expertise. This means that I am learning industry best practices from people that are already in the these fields. I feel this has been a huge benefit for me. The work load and required level of competence at UOP is also pretty standard when compared to other well known Universities. In fact, I know people that attended schools like Duke and UNCC that did not have to write as many papers as the amount required fr... Read more

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    Wed Aug 25 2010

    UoP is a For-Profit School. For-profit schools are educational institutions that are run by private, profit-seeking companies or organizations. KEYWORD: Profit-Seeking. They make money off of tax payers and YOU when taking out loans. STOP MAKING THEM RICH! I got my MBA in Marketing 2008 with 4.0 GPA, Honors and Valedictorian. If you have good connections, I mean GOOD WELL KNOWN connections, by all means attend UoP. But, if you are a vet, a single or stay at home parent, non-English speaker, someone who would does not have top industry connections in the field you want to pursue. I recommend you don't attend this school. ITS ALL ABOUT THE DOLLAR$. I learned it the hard way and trust me 100k in debt is a hard pill to swallow. I did do an internship with Apple. But, that is all. A NON PAID INTERNSHIP FOR 6 MONTHS. Go to your local community college, if you have a GED or need one. Start there and work your way up. Many CC now have transfer agreements called Pathways to Success which gu... Read more

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    Thu Jul 01 2010

    The University of Phoenix MBA coursework is difficult and comparable to any stateside Master's Degree Program. The negative reviews are representative of jaded students who failed to apply themselves to the demanding academic study. UofP MBA is on the cutting edge of applicable business principles. It is well worth it, should you be making the decision to attend.

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    Sun Jun 20 2010

    Considering Phoenix receved recognition for its business program practices as follows: "A May 2000 benchmarking study commissioned by the AACSB and the American Productivity and Quality Center (APQC) in Houston, Texas identified the University of Phoenix, along with Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, Ohio University’s MBA Without Boundaries Program, UCLA’s Anderson Graduate School of Management and Wake Forest University as engaging in exemplary practices with regard to their Technology Mediated Learning (TML) programs. The programs were evaluated on the dimensions of organizational practices, learning practices, teaching practices, and approaches to assessment of TML outcomes" and considering Univ. of Phoenix has business program accreditation (ACBSP) making it part of an elite group of colleges that offer this specialized business accreditation, in my opinion qualifies it to be a peer university of top tier colleges and universities' MBA programs. I received my MBA Healthca... Read more

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    Mon Jun 14 2010

    After several classes, both my husband and I decided that UoP was not worth throwing money into. After all, inside of two classes, we had 3 different Academic Advisors and could not get anyone to return a phone call or email when seeking assistance in our classes. We finished our current classes and transferred to a different institution of higher learning. When we left, we THOUGHT we were done with UoP and could move on to our new university. Well, today, I received a phone call here at home and my husband received one on his cell phone. Patricia (did not identify which office she was with) was extremely rude and unprofessional, demanding money from my husband and myself, threatening us with legal actions of we didn't fork out over $7000 total. I proceeded to contact the United States government regarding the financial aid my husband and I both received and paid for our classes in full with. They advised me that our classes were paid in full, as I suspected. We were also advised tha... Read more

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    Thu Feb 11 2010

    I used to work at the University of Phoenix in Houston so I can only speak about the campus experience from that standpoint. Here's the gist of it. IF, you have years of experience in a business field then by all means attend this university. Quite honestly, looking at a degree from an employers perspective, they are looking for someone with knowledge, experience, thought leadership, management skills and perspective and a willingness to work hard to make a company grow and profit. So, with that being said, again, if you have the experience in business, and need a piece of paper to validate your knowledge and hard work, then this university or any other university like Kaplan will work for you. As for individuals who want to become teachers, nurses, psychologists, any type of licensed practitioner that requires direct patient care, clinicals, labs, ect this is not the school for you. The programs this university offers are generic business programs that do not allow you to practice. D... Read more

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    Wed Jan 06 2010

    Great school for one who wants to BS or cheat their way to school. Look up the internet, I found many essays for sales that wrote by students at UOP. You can get answer to all the MBA courses. Most students who gradaute from UOP would have the basic equal to a GED for the ground MBA and online are the same format.

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    Fri Dec 04 2009

    I went to George Mason University and graudated in 1994 with a BA in Economics, 3.1 GPA. I had the opportunity to go to American university MBA program or UOP MBA program and I chose UOP. Its much closer to my house/work and cheaper. Also, from what I understand the UOP curriculum was the same as the "traditional" programs. The materials being taught at UOP are the same as other well known programs. I have been going to UOP now for 14 months straight (no breaks, only Christmas) on CAMPUS, NOT online and have found the school to be excellent!! I have two more classes left, so another 3 months and I will be done!!! There are some courses that are so intense that I wouldnt recommend taking if it will be your main focus after the program, like Accounting or Finance. Its just too short of a time to truly comprehend everything. But all the other courses are identical to what my friends at the "traditional" colleges took. As for the grading, it is a bit easier in ALL master progr... Read more

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    Wed Nov 11 2009

    I graduated with a UOP MBA a few years ago. I have read several of the postings here and, frankly, there is truth in just about all of them, good and bad. When I was a student, UOP was a "long as you pay, you'll get an 'A'" type of school. Yes, anyone who signed up was allowed into class with no vetting process whatsoever (I actually had a "classmate" who didn't understand English who posted jibberish in the message boards). Yes, the standards were quite low (I got an "A" in accounting and understood nothing beyond DB=debit and CB=credit). At the same time, however, the UOP's resources for learning are outstanding. The online library of peer-reviewed publications is nothing short of amazing. Judging from some of the recent posts here, it seems UOP is getting its act together, at least at some campuses. If your intent is to learn, UOP offers plenty of opportunity. Some of my classmates were private business people who sought the degree, not to impress anyone, but to learn how to bette... Read more

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    Mon Nov 09 2009

    I am currently doing my MBA at UOP “ON-Campus”. I graduated with a Bachelor in PSY from San Francisco State University. I am aiming to become a business consultant with my background. I have acquired so much knowledge about the real business world from this program. I must admit, it is not easy thus far, and this MBA program in particular is not a diploma mill. I started with 12 students and am down to 7 students, halfway through my program. Although, the school has a bad rep, it is still accredited with both regional and national accreditations. 5 of 7 students in my program are currently working for fortune 500 companies and these companies are paying a portion of their tuitions. I would highly advise anyone to really do your research upon this school before you are influenced into negative territory. If this school was that bad, there will be no accreditation and it would have gone bankrupt by now verses growing larger and larger by the years (really, think about it). Prior... Read more

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    Mon Nov 09 2009

    Put in the time, effort, and make an active effort to learn. I attended Baylor University for 90 of my undergraduate hours, only to leave because of financial limitations. I completed my undergraduate degree at University of Phoenix in Business Management, then bridged over to the MBA program, where I graduated with a 3.76 GPA. Both undergrad and graduate degrees I earned at the Dallas, Tx. campus. What I found is this, in comparing the University of Phoenix to the high quality traditional school. At University of Phoenix, you can complete ten classes per year (30 credit hours) in undergrad and 8 classes in graduate school. The classes are accelerated and intense, especially intense at the graduate level. You have teams that you form with classmates. I found many of the students to be very fine quality, hard-working people who wanted to learn, like I did. If team-mates fail to make an effort or complete work, they are out of the team, then out of the class and out of the degree program... Read more

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    Tue Oct 13 2009

    I have been a business professor and dean of business at three different universities until I recently retired after 30 years in academia. When the University of Phoenix started offering MBAs, like everyone else I viewed it with skepticism and a bit of snobbish disdain. How can they compete with us in “real universities?” The truth is that they saw the relevance of online education before the rest of us and developed the expertise to provide education online effectively. The fact that they are private is secondary. Two of my own employers were private schools, albeit, not-for profit. The challenge I think is to provide quality education online. This entails dealing with the inevitable frustrations that arise when students have difficulty with the subject matter of their courses and need help to succeed. Given the online setup, it is difficult to get face-to-face help from the instructor or other students in the MBA program. This is why a group of us have started a face-to-face... Read more

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    Fri Jul 31 2009

    I would like to share an experience that is illustrative of my experience in University of Phoenix's MBA program. As an undergrad, I attended Indiana University School of Business. I recall that my Finance class had over three hundred students in it. I remember after finishing one class and not understanding a part of the lecture I approached the professor after class to ask him to further clarify a point. He tried to do so in the minute or two that he had to spend with me. There was a line of about ten students behind me that also had questions. I never did understand that part of his lecture. He was unable to clarify certain points in our limited time. Contrast this with my Finance Class in University of Phoenix's MBA program. My Finance Professor had obtained his MBA from Harvard. He was employed full time in a related field. There were only about a dozen students in our class. He gave everyone his home telephone number. I enjoyed hearing about his experiences at Harvard and cer... Read more

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    Wed Jul 15 2009

    The class I just completed blew my mind... The instructor said fine, lets see who is paying attention...He stopped class and he administered a pop quiz and held everyone to it... The quiz was difficult....Most people failed it and caused them to be ready for class... I was under the impression that everyone in the program had a 3.75 GPA or better... However, I learned that 3 of the MBA candidates were on academic probation for poor academic performance and were about to be expelled from UOP B-school...Doesn't sound like the administrators at UOP are letting all the students get away with substandard performance...UOP is definitely moving in the correct direction... They need to take one step at a time and each employee and professor make the experience better.... Maybe toughen he grading system just a little to push students a little bit more but it's still a great experience...If you are a student and you are unhappy then get out and quite giving the rest of us a bad image when we wor... Read more

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    Wed Apr 01 2009

    Graduating UoP in 9.5 weeks. Great experience and learned a great deal. May not be the best education money can buy - but it was the best education I could buy. Most of the slackers fall off early in on in the curricullum. The last few classes the learning teams have been a great experience. The learning teams are very similar to real life. The course work provided me to predict my lay-off. UoP is the future of education and will eventually be a top tier school. UoP also put MBA education in reach of individuals who would have never even considered to go after an MBA. Thanks UoP.

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    Wed Feb 18 2009

    I recently graduated from UOP with a M.S. in psychology. It was a wonderful learning experience. I found it to be just as challenging as the on campus, classroom experience. I have decided to pursue my PhD...and will be attending UOP.

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    Thu Dec 18 2008

    I received my undergraduate degree from UoP after transferring two years worth of credits from the University of Utah. I still do not admit I went to UoP. I kind of feel embarrassed about it. I am researching B-Schools and UoP is definitely out of the question. Their excessive advertisement and loose enrollment policy has devalued my degree. I am hoping an MBA from a reputable AACSB accredited school will overshadow my undergraduate degree. If I could do it over again I would have stayed with the brick and mortar. I don't think the education I received at the UoP was that inferior to the UofU but the perception by others is that it is.

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    Thu Dec 11 2008

    I am currently finishing my MBA degree from the University of Phoenix. I can express that the MBA degree from the UOP does not seem to hold water compared to degrees from major state universities. However, I would challenge any of the people commenting negatively toward the UOP on this blog to enroll and complete a graduate level course and post again when you have completed the course. The MBA program I am finishing started with 22 people at orientation. Two years later and many classes under the belt, hours away from family studying, researching, and writing, I am finishing my last class with only one person out of the 22 who started, as everyone else has dropped out. What is my point you ask? The UOP degrees may be less valuable and may not hold water to larger big name university degrees; however, the MBA curriculum in my opinion is just as good if not better than most state university curriculums. A side note: just because state universities charge on average two times as... Read more

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    Mon Dec 08 2008

    I finished my undergrad degree through UoP, and honestly wish I had gone a different route. Although I feel I received a good education because of the effort I put in, their excessive advertising cheapens the value of my degree. So naturally I looked elsewhere when I decided to pursue an MBA. And my decision was further cemented when a UoP recruiter told me I wouldn't find a program that would be cheaper or faster. I told him I wanted quality...not cheap and fast. The MBA is a prestigious degree. A top-rated brand name really does matter, and perceptions are important. I chose Indiana University's online program and it has been an amazing experience - certainly more challenging than anything I ever experienced at UoP. In fact, I recently compared my coursework with that of a friend who is pursuing his MBA through Phoenix, and for the most part my courses begin where his end. In other words, I'm expected to know before beginning a course what he is taught in the same course. ... Read more

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    Fri Nov 07 2008

    I know someone that just completed their AA from UoP. They could barely form a complete sentence. Based on this experience, I would say that a UoP is worthless unless they start demanding more of their students. I also know someone who is having their friend complete all their homework for them. This person can't even spell their name and they're about to get a degree. Draw what conclusions you want from this, but my feeling is that traditional schools will always have the upper hand for the simple facts that they can be sure you are doing you're own work at least some of the time, and they demand a minimum level of quality in order to pass a class.

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    Wed Oct 29 2008

    Having attended a brick and mortar state university for my undergrad engineering degree, I was slightly skeptical with the quality of education that I would receive from the UoP. I was traveling excessively with my job and my HR person recommended that I attend UoP at the company's expense (as long as I maintained a B in each class). The UoP MBA program certainly exceeded my expectations. The concerns quickly diminished when I started the program. Each of my instructors were professionals in their field and provided a great real-world learning experience. The degree has certainly had a positive impact on my working career and I would recommend this program to any professional. The program isn't for everyone, and you must have a lot of self-disclipline and determination to complete it. Those that enrolled in the program that didn't have these traits didn't last long and usually dropped out in the first couple of classes. This aspect was very similar to my undergrad experience as well. L... Read more

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    Tue Oct 28 2008

    I am not here to defend UoP. But, diligent students with self-discipline with the goal to learn will concur to what I am about to write. I have an engineering degree from a prestigious four (4) year university. I have worked for Fortune 500 companies in my industry and I have worked in various levels of management positions. I currently consult in my industry. I have decided to pursue my MBA at UoP as a personal development goal about four (4) years ago. Given UoP was a "non-traditional" type of school, I was skeptical in the beginning. However, my experience at UoP was extremely rewarding. Simply, puts it,"Be ready to study DILIGENTLY!!" UoP is definitely not a diploma mill!!! In any academic institution, how much a student learns highly depends on the individual's self-discipline. You slack off. Dont blame the school or the instructors. Instructors at UoP do have HIGH expectations and are professionals with years of hands-on experiences and degreed credentials in the course topics ta... Read more

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    Mon Sep 22 2008

    I recently graduated from UOP in June 2008 and I must say that my experience has been great and full of knowledge. The instructor's are at minimum with master's degree and really pay attention to their class and success of students. It is not a traditional university and requires concentration, self motivation, self decipline, determination, and hard work. I believe having all these attributes and doing MBA while we have families is a big accomplishment. UOP graduate classes usually have 6 weeks of hard work and of course there some that try to get by but I think overall it gives us as students more brain power and thinking outside of the box since we only have 6 weeks, unlike traditional school. The UOP database library has wealth of information, also the simulations are great way to solve real and practical problems. For me UOP has played integral part in my professional and personal life which I believe is a great assest.

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    Sat Sep 20 2008

    Like any other institution, the value of the education is really up to the person searching for the knowledge to evaluate. I have worked with individuals with degrees from Towson or Loyola (both reputable institutions), that the individuals were lucky to tie their own shoes. I admit that I graduated with my undergrad and also MBA from University of Phoenix. The education is what you make of it. I was very fortunate to learn from the instructors and the other students. I also was fortunate to network with these individuals and build bridges that I know will serve me well for many years to come. University of Phoenix is fully accredited, and you can verify this on the Department of Educations website. I recommend the experience to any who ask about continuing their education.

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    Wed Sep 17 2008

    I graduated from UOP in Fall 2006. I had my ups and downs while attending class in the online environment. For the most part it was a very good experience and I learned a lot from both, teachers and students. Is UOP perfect? No, but what school is? When I started in 2004 it seemed easy. By 2006, the University seemed to care more about quality then in the past. UOP has started an online learning revolution. Today, there are many schools trying to capture part of the working adult marketshare of online education. When I think back about team members who did not want to participate fully, I often think of how the late nights working with other students who wanted to succeed made me a better student. It also shows a valuable lesson in the business world; you can not always count on people. Am I proud to say I earned my BS from UOP....not really and it is because the school has gotten a bad reputation as a degree mill. However, in the future, we will see the ability of the many... Read more

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    Mon Sep 15 2008

    Hi i want to do my MBA here, but my graduate & undergrad degrees are not from accredited universities. Whether will i be considered for MBA program? If so how much it costs here? I do have 10 plus years of work experience. Thnks.Jude

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    Thu Sep 11 2008

    Hello, I am a UOP graduate. I received both my bachelors in management and my MBA from UOP. I will admit the program had its ups and downs. For the most part I came away from the program with a greater understanding of both working independently and as a team. Like anything else you will find those that say the program is a rip off etc. I think you will find that with any college/program. It is a bit expensive but is very comparable to the prices of its competitors and other universities today. I have been out of the MBA program for about a year now. I have yet to look for another job or test the impact of the MBA on the job market so I cannot comment on that aspect of it. If you are a hiring employer please contact me at [email protected] with your thoughts on degree's from UOP. I'd be interested in hearing from you. I'd also be interested in hearing about this class action law suite just out of curiosity. Thank You

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    Wed Sep 03 2008

    09/03/08 Please anyone that knows anything about a class action lawsuit agains the UOP please email me at [email protected]. I have been stuck in there scam since 2004, and I am still trying to get it paid off or at least a settlement... They are deciving, and promise you grants and then send you a bill for a loan for over $5000.00 for two classes.

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    Wed Aug 27 2008

    Online universities are not for everyone but are wonderful for dedicated, disciplined and busy adults who are focused on completing the goal but cannot accomodate a traditional schedule. In effect, online learning is more challenging because you have to keep up, there is no make up work or cutting a deal with the professor. You have to do the work and share and you learn from people that have career experience and are from many industries and from all over the world.

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    Tue Jul 29 2008

    I feel that what I have gotten out of my MBA program (3 classes from finishing) is worthwhile. Often I am a little concerned about the reaction from others when I say I got my bachelors from Phoenix or am working on my MBA from Phoenix, but I also know many people who have Phoenix degrees who prefer others with Phoenix degrees. Some people don't take the team assignments seriously enough, but those of us who survived to the end of the degree program seem to be extremely serious about participating. I think the material is worthwhile and the intructors can be fickle but have good knowledge of their industries. I have attended Phoenix since 2001 and the classes, programs, and instructors have improved significantly since I started.

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    Sun May 11 2008

    I graduated from University of Phoenix in 2006 with my MBA in Technology Management. I admit that there were at least 10% of students within my class that I seriously questioned why UoP allowed in the program. However, the remaining students and majority of the faculty were industry professionals which I learned a great deal from them all. Overall, the program was more than adequate. I have been recognized and received promotions since graduating with my MBA. My salary has increased over 55%. I am cannot attribute my promotion to my degree alone, but it has made a significant impact on my career. As everything else, I work very hard to be in my position and I can say that I worked just as hard within the MBA program at UoP.

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    Mon May 05 2008

    Rip Off University - This is what the University of Phoenix should be changed to. I worked with two UOP graduates and I am embarrassed to say they did not meet minimum standards to achieve their tasks. This school should be ashamed to take their money because I think they actually dumb down folks.

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    Tue Mar 25 2008

    I graduated from UOP in 2002 with a MBA degree and must say that I have experienced a lot of success since graduation. While a student at UOP, I worked for MBNA America Bank which was #23 on the Fortune 500 at that time. MBNA also paid for my tuition. After I graduated, I earned double the amount of income and have become a business consultant for Leerink & Swann Company. UOP is a great school!

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    Wed Mar 05 2008

    I am a student of UOP. I am doing my MBA from UOP. Till this day, I have never had any issues with UOP. The interaction with staff, advisors has always been fruitful. I strongly feel opinions of 3-4 people that the university is not good should not be taken as a opinion of mass. My friends who attend MBA or any other regular university course say that interaction with the professors is very very less. They say professors teach a few lines, answer your questions and then its all on your own!! In UOP/any other online courses the professor gives his comments online. You can ask any questions online and we get an answer within 24 hours. That answers the question that there is actually no difference between online MBA and regular MBA. There are people who comment that online MBA lacks classroom interaction. I have had very good interaction with my team mates at UOP. We have regular group meetings over phone. The interaction in the class room is through an interface which is so userfr... Read more

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    Tue Mar 04 2008

    I am doing my MBA from UOP. The program has 15 courses including the proficiency course. I have completed 3 courses so far. I am completely happy with the course. I have read online the reviews written by UOP students that UOP is a "degree mill",they have worst faculty etc. These may be individual opinions. But at the end of course what does one learn is what is important. The knowledge one gains, the confidence one develops is what is important. Every institution in the world should not be compared to Harvard, Kellogs etc. After I started an MBA from UOP I have developed self-confidence. The professors are excellent and encouraging. They encourage if you are REALLY HARDWORKING. If one tries to take advantage and do not participate in the weekly discussion properly or do not submit weekly assignments, it would definitely show in their grades. I strongly believe these kind of students who arent able to manage time properly, who arent self sufficient complain about the University. ... Read more

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    Tue Feb 19 2008

    I am a graduate of the University of Phoenix with an MBA. The program is appropriately accredited both from a regional and business perspective. Yet despite this reality those who have had negative experiences would rather work to discredit the program, than identify the reason for their dissatisfaction. A core theme I have identified is that younger students, fresh out of their undergradudate degree may not be finding the traction they desire from the UOP MBA vs. an ivy league degree etc. The reason for this is not the MBA or UOP - it is the lack of professional accomplishment. Soon after graduation and entrance into the workforce the focus will become professional accomplishment - not school of education. Does the candidate meet the basic educational and professional accomplishments ? BA or MBA or CPA or CIA etc ? UOP serves a vital educational service to many adults across the country that are working to advance their educational knowledge and grow within the careers. Many are do... Read more

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    Thu Feb 07 2008

    Good afternoon, I appreciate the very interesting and diverse responses by everyone. I am a UOP MBA grad, undergrad at Baylor University. Here is the deal. Baylor is an AACSB certified business school. What this means, in a nutshell, is that they certify business schools set up for research excellence...i.e. they require a certain percentage of full-time salaried staff and require a research library that fits the criteria in their accreditation. I was taught at, much of the time, by grad students and surrounded by 18-22 year olds falling asleep in class from the previous nights hangover. UOP is has adjunct instructors and no "library building". The business school is accredited by AACSB, which focuses on teaching excellence. The instructors in the MBA program had completed one or two masters degrees or had earned PhD's in various fields of business, from schools including, but not limited to, Harvard, Dartmouth, Vanderbilt, Univ. of Tx., SMU, etc. I was in class with some very b... Read more

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    Mon Jan 21 2008

    UoP is definitely unconventional, but let me tell you, people that complain and laugh about this program need to understand what the real function of UoP. UoP provides the tools and necessary accreditation for people who need the flexibility to learn at their own terms. The program is great for individuals who have a desired to learn in their own or with moderate supervision. Yes, some classes do not have a "test" but how often do we have tests in the real world, as far as I know only when we looking for accreditation or licenses. UoP forces you to complete tons of research, and I have learned and retain more by researching alone that I did taking tests in other institutions. Dont get me wrong I would have loved attending to a regular college however life happens, UoP is an alternative that allows you to further your education. Those who said they used to work there or went there obviously are not there anymore because they rather have someone telling them what to do than trying and le... Read more

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    Wed Nov 07 2007

    I'm surprised how many traditional college graduates cannot do a 20 minute presentation and work in teams. U of P takes care of that with their grad. If you hire a U of P grad you can be assured they are awesome in a team enviroment and dynamic with presentation and speaking to decision making people. That is real world that is U of P. They take education and mix it in the current workforce. When you hire a graduate from a traditional university you hope the product works, when you hire a graduate from the U of P you know the product works. They have great critical thinking skills, poise in presentations, and phenomenol mission orientated attitudes. I will hire U of P grads anyday. They are polished products, not text book!!!

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    Mon Nov 05 2007

    The school does not have AACSB accreditation. That's all you really need to know. I worked at University of Phoenix and all it is is a giant scam to rip off the Federal Goverment of financial aid money. There are no professors there, only "facilators". UOP does suck!!!!!

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    Tue Oct 09 2007

    I just completed my MBA with UOP. I had previously started with another college and I can say that UOP is on the leading edge in technology and learning environment. If you aren't disciplined enough to keep up, you won't be able to handle this program. The strengths of UOP are the facilitators who have experience related to the subject being studied. In addition I learned insights from my classmates (from all over the world) as they related their experiences to the material being covered. This is something you don't get in a traditional classroom.

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    Wed Sep 12 2007

    My experience was one of the best academic experiences I have had and I have attended a great deal of universities and colleges, my class mates included a civil engineer, a CEO and many people with undergrads from big name schools. You must be very committed and sacrifice a great deal, as will your family if you have one. By the way if you Google * University sucks there are many complaint forums for most other schools out there. I recommend UOP highly, if you want a reference just look at some of the schools rated lower than UOP on this site.

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    Fri Aug 31 2007

    This school is a joke. Why wouldn't you just attend a real university? My brother attended UOP and he never had exams. What kind of school is this? Even first graders have quizzes and tests.

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    Wed Aug 15 2007

    University of Phoenix lacks AACSB accreditation for its business programs. Intel will no longer fund employee educations at this school do to its lack if highly accredited MBA programs. One professor, in a NYT article states the UOP has an "MBA-lite."

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    Fri Aug 03 2007

    UOP is a joke. I got my MBA there, I know many people who work there, and the complaints and problems are almost endless. This blog ( objectively evaluates the quality of UOP in general as a school, and the website has a lot of good and true information. UOP is only for those who only need the piece of paper, not the education.

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    Thu Aug 02 2007

    A lot of people are ignorant to schools like University of Phoenix. I am not sure if the MBA requirements are the same for all students; however, I enrolled in the Alumni MBA program and you need a minimum of a 3.0 GPA to enter. If your GPA falls below a 3.0, then you are put on academic probation. I would not call this easy. Besides, I took a few classes at Boston University which was also intense. While Boston is an old school that is more well known, the learning material is different but not necessarily better. For instance, my companies CEO went to Harvard. His knowledge is good as one would expect but I have no trouble keeping up with him having only a UOP education. Like I said, people are ignorant when it comes to education. Names are a form of marketing. Harvard is a great school but it is not the best school simply cause it is the most well known. We should give ourselves credit. If we were not working, we could get in to these fancy schools as well. If you are in ... Read more